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The Research Seminars in Economics organised by the Economics at King's initiative take place (roughly) every second week on Wednesdays, 14.00-15.15. They take place in Bush House (SE), 1.05, unless stated otherwise.

The seminars are jointly organised by the Department of Economics at King's Business School, economists at the Department of Political Economy and the Department of International Development.

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Please see the archives for previous research seminars.

Other seminar series organised by Economists at King's include: Research Seminars in Banking & Finance, Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance Virtual Seminar Series, and Quantitative Political Economy brown-bag seminar series

Economics seminars for the academic year 2023-2024

Semester 1

  • 4 October 2023 
    Mathias Hoffman (University of Zurich) – "Softening the Blow: U.S. State-Level Banking Deregulation and Sectoral Reallocation after the China Trade Shock"
  • 18 October 2023
    Dana Sisak (Erasmus University Rotterdam) – "Information Sharing with Social Image Concerns and the Spread of Fake News"
  • 1 November 2023
    Anandi Mani (University of Oxford) – "Customized Cash Transfers: Cash Flow preferences and Financial lives of the Poor in rural Kenya"
  • 15 November 2023
    Michele Belot (Cornell University) – "Gender Diversity and Diversity of Ideas"
  • 29 November 2023
    Dennie van Dolder (University of Essex) – "Impact or Responsibility? Giving in a Televised Natural Experiment"

Semester 2

  • 14 February 2024
    Michael Kosfeld (Goethe University Frankfurt) – “Group Identity and Belief Formation: A Decomposition of Political Polarization”
  • 28 February 2024
    Jack Willis (Columbia University) – "Land Rental Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"
  • 13 March 2024
    Abigail Barr (University of Nottingham) – "Does increasing inequality threaten social stability? Evidence from the lab”
  • 27 March 2024
    Laura Wherry (New York University) – “The Long-Term Effects of Income for At-Risk Infants: Evidence from Supplemental Security Income” 
  • 24 April 2024
    John Duffy  (UC Irvine) – Trade, Voting and ESG Policies: Theory and Evidence.
  • 7 May 2024
    Banu Demir Pakel (University of Oxford) – Breaking Invisible Barriers: Does Fast Internet Improve Access to Input Markets?
  • Tuesday 21 May 2024
    Dave Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – "Putting Quantitative Models to the Test: An Application to Trump’s Trade War”.